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Works: 13,373 works in 28,307 publications in 33 languages and 297,453 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Commentaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Utopian fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Lectures  Juvenile works  Handbooks and manuals  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Dedicatee, Contributor, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
Classifications: JC71, 321.07
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Most widely held works by Plato
The republic by Plato( Book )

949 editions published between 1551 and 2017 in 19 languages and held by 8,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dialogue attempting to apply Plato's principles of philosophy to political affairs and discusses his vision of an ideal state
Symposium by Plato( Book )

779 editions published between 1556 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 5,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Counter Plato, Allan Bloom wrote, is "the most erotic of philosophers," and his Symposium is one of the greatest works on the nature of love ever written. This new edition brings together the English translation of the renowned Plato scholar and translator, Seth Benardete, with two illuminating commentaries on it: Benardete's "On Plato's Symposium" and Allan Bloom's provocative essay, "The Ladder of Love." In the Symposium, Plato recounts a drinking party following an evening meal, where the guests include the poet Aristophanes, the drunken Alcibiades, and, of course, the wise Socrates. The revelers give their views on the timeless topics of love and desire, all the while addressing many of the major themes of Platonic philosophy: the relationship of philosophy and poetry, the good, and the beautiful."
Phaedo by Plato( Book )

796 editions published between 1553 and 2017 in 22 languages and held by 5,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The notes also aim to provide the kind of help with Plato's Greek which is needed by comparative beginners in the language, but the commentary is intended for any student, classical scholar, or philosopher with an interest in the close reading of Plato
The Republic of Plato by Plato( Book )

421 editions published between 1852 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some current views of Justice - Justice in the state and in the individual - The philosopher king - The decline of society and of the soul - Comparison of the just and unjust lives - The quarrel between philosophy and poetry - Immortality and the rewards of justice
The laws of Plato by Plato( Book )

177 editions published between 1842 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of Plato's dialogues, distinguished from his earlier works by its more practical treatment of political problems. Though criticized in some detail by Aristotle in the "Politics", it undoubtedly exercised a profound influence upon his thought, and through him upon subsequent political theory
Statesman by Platón( Book )

156 editions published between 1774 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In its presentation of the statesman's expertise, the Statesman modifies, as well as defending in original ways, this central theme of the Republic. This new translation is based on the revised Oxford Text of Plato and makes accessible the dialogue to students of political thought in clear and contemporary language
Apology of Socrates by Plato( Book )

450 editions published between 1541 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a well-known saying that the whole of Western Philosophy is footnotes of Plato. This is because his writings have set the schema that philosophy can be said to have followed ever since. Following the teachings of Socrates, Plato's works are among the world's greatest literature. The Apology is the speech made by Socrates in his own defence at his trail, and his justification for his life
Plato's Republic by Plato( Book )

45 editions published between 1915 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A slightly shortened version in comtemporary English
The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of Plato by Plato( Book )

56 editions published between 1907 and 2007 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three dialogues that epitomize the Socratic question-and-answer style turned philosophy, with the inevitable conclusion of his death in the Apology
Plato, Republic by Plato( Book )

96 editions published between 1902 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Republic, a masterpiece of philosophical and political thought, concerns righteousness both in individuals and in communities and proposes an ideal state organized and governed on philosophical principles. This edition, which replaces the original Loeb edition by Paul Shorey, offers text, translation, and annotation that are fully current with modern scholarship. -- jacket
Timaeus by Plato( Book )

70 editions published between 1617 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald J. Zeyl's translation of Timaeus is presented along with his 75 page introductory essay, which discusses points of contemporary interest in the Timaeus, deals at length with long-standing and current issues of interpretation, and provides a consecutive commentary on the work as a whole
Plato's cosmology; the Timaeus of Plato by Plato( Book )

58 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Plato and Parmenides. Parmenides' Way of truth and Plato's Parmenides by Francis Macdonald Cornford( Book )

55 editions published between 1939 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theaetetus by Plato( Book )

102 editions published between 1577 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Theaetetus Plato made a pioneering contribution to one of the central problems of Western philosophy
The Platonism of Shelley; a study of Platonism and the poetic mind by James A Notopoulos( Book )

6 editions published between 1949 and 1969 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cratylus by Plato( Book )

83 editions published between 1770 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PLATO, the great philosopher of Athens, son of Ariston, was born in 427 B.C. In early manhood admirer of Socrates, he later founded the famous school of philosophy in the grove Academus. Much else recorded of his life is uncertain; that he left Athens for a time after Socrates' execution is probable; that later he went to Cyrene, Egypt, and Sicily is possible; that he was wealthy is likely; that he was critical of 'advanced' democracy is obvious. He lived to be 80 years old. Linguistic tests including those of computer science still try to establish the order of his extant philosophical dialogues, written in splendid prose and revealing Socrates' mind fused with Plato's thought. In Laches, Charmides, and Lysis, Socrates and others discuss separate ethical conceptions. Protagoras, Io, and Meno discuss whether righteousness can be taught. In Gorias, Socrates is estranged from his city's thought, and his fate is impending. The Apology (not a dialogue), Crito, Euthyphro, and the unforgettable Phaedo relate to the trial and death of Socrates and propound the immortality of the soul. In the famous Symposium and Phaedrus, written when Socrates was still alive, we find the origin and meaning of love. Cratylus discusses the nature of language and the great masterpiece in 10 books, the Republic, concerns righteousness (and involves education, equality of the sexes, socialism, communism, and even abolition of slavery). Of the 6 so called 'dialectical" dialogues Euthydemus deals with philosophy; meta-physical Parmenides about general concepts and absolute being; Theaetetus reasons about the theory of knowledge; of its sequels, Sophist deals with not-being; Politicus with good and bad statesmanship and governments; Philebus with what is good. The Timaeus seeks the origin of the visible universe out of abstract geometrical elements. The unfinished Critias treats of lost Atlantis. Unfinished also is Plato's last work of the 12 books Laws (Socrates is absent from it), a critical discussion of principles of law which Plato thought the Greeks might accept. Of a dozen other extant dialogues and also some letters a few may be genuine. Six other extant dialogues have been rejected as spurious since ancient times
The Plato reader by Ronald B Levinson( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophist by Plato( Book )

45 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A standing protest against the error of marring the finely-graduated lineaments of truth, thus destroying the vitality of thought. This is one of Plato's dialectical dialogues"--Provided by publisher
The Cambridge companion to Plato by Richard Kraut( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen specially-commissioned essays discuss Plato's views about knowledge, reality, mathematics, politics, ethics, love, poetry, and religion
Alcibiades i by Platon( Book )

14 editions published between 1736 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alcibiades I" by Plato is a discussion between Socrates and Alcibiades about the corruption of the youth in Athens
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